March 8 to April 10
Let us enter the passion of Jesus
Let us zoom in and freeze frame a moment
To see what and who we might find
When we section off a scene
And look long into a face
To see our own lives in the story.
The events of Christ’s Passion, which take place during the last week of Jesus’ life, often don’t receive enough time in our worship and study. These stories are important to our faith journey and our identity as followers of Jesus. And yet we often move too quickly from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with little time to take in the dramatic story of that last week. Throughout the weeks of Lent we will “freeze-frame” moments in Holy Week so we might put ourselves in the picture, thereby entering the Passion of Jesus. How might taking a closer look at the ancient story open us to deeper conviction for our role in its ongoing message?